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WhatsApp: New feature to send files and share personal files

The The WhatsApp It plans to launch two sources soon that promise to make life easier for its users. The first is about displaying the estimated time to download or send files in conversations, and the second is a new way to share personal files inside and outside the app.

The information was published by the specialized website WaBetaInfo. Regarding the estimated time to send or download a file in the conversation or group, it will be visible with the new feature to all users, both those who are sending or receiving.

It is important to inform that The WhatsApp He also intends to increase the maximum file size by twenty times. Messenger users in Argentina are already able to send and receive media and documents up to 2GB. So far, the upload limit is 100MB in Brazil.

Profile sharing

Another novelty refers to the option to replace the QR code with a button with an icon for sharing profiles. The goal is to make it more intuitive, next to the user icon. By clicking on it, it will be possible to share a short link on The WhatsApp.

However, if you prefer, the user can copy it to send the address of the contact using another application, for example by direct messages on Instagram, for example. The goal is to make accessing shared profiles more practical.

However, it is important to inform that it is not expected that both features will reach users of the stable app. Before anything else, the The WhatsApp Possible issues with the features in the beta version should be fixed.

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The new version of WhatsApp is not well accepted

The The WhatsApp It provides a web version so that users can access their accounts from their computers. Although the choice often makes people’s lives easier, the system does not always work as expected.

At the beginning of April, many users complained on their Twitter accounts about the slowness of the browser Messenger, even after the messages appeared, the date of what was sent before on the mobile phone was not present.

According to the company, the issues are related to the new feature that allows simultaneous connection to the same account on up to four devices. The tool has been gradually implemented since last year, but this process has taken its toll on users.

How does WhatsApp Web work

Before the new feature, the cell phone acted as the main device so that messages could be accessed from the computer. It was as if the mobile device only “reflected” the content.

However, all you have to do now is sync your cell phone data with the message history of other devices. Thus, it is possible to access information without the need for a smartphone.

When the additional device [computador] main device [celular] It encrypts a packet of messages from recent conversations and transmits them to the newly linked device.

In short, it is as if the new device received a “passkey” for downloading, decrypting and storing information on the cell phone. Thus, after processing, the computer erases this key, but it remains connected to the history of the messages.

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On its website, the company explains that “other data requires more than just an initial transfer from the phone,” without detailing what that data is.

However, it is important to note that the messenger uses the sync method, which is used when performing an update by cell phone, such as when adding a new contact, silencing a conversation or marking a message as a favourite, in addition to providing the option of stickers or stickers.

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